[OS X TeX] Word spacing / Comparing pdfs in Acrobat

mark oilcan markoilcan at yahoo.com
Thu May 4 11:07:34 EDT 2006

--- George Gratzer <gratzer at ms.umanitoba.ca> wrote:

> I tried changebar, and soon I could not typeset the document. I would  
> try latexdiff, but I do not know Perl.

You do not need to know perl; you just need to be able to place the commands
somewhere in you PATH (if you don't know what that is, you can probably just
copy them into /usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-current/ or
something similar for an intel Mac) and then type in the terminal the

latexdiff-fast oldfile.tex newfile.tex > diff.tex
pdflatex diff.tex
open diff.pdf

Of course, feel free to change the file names to whatever the actual names of
your tex files are. (You can choose whatever you want for diff.tex, but you
probably want to choose a file name that doesn't already exist.)

Mark A

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